Skip to comments.Brooks: GOP should consider Santorum's experience from the working class
Posted on 01/04/2012 12:29:19 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
OTTUMWA, Iowa The Republican Party is the party of the white working class. This group whites with high school degrees and maybe some college is still the largest bloc in the electorate. They overwhelmingly favor Republicans.
It's a diverse group, obviously, but its members generally share certain beliefs and experiences. The economy has been moving away from them. The ethnic makeup of the country is shifting away from them. They sense that the nation has gone astray: Marriage is in crisis; the work ethic is eroding; living standards are in danger; the elites have failed; the news media sends out messages that make it harder to raise decent kids. They face greater challenges, and they're on their own. The Republicans harvest their votes but have done a poor job responding to their needs.
The leading lights of the party tend to be former College Republicans who have a more individualistic and even Randian worldview than most members of the working class. Most Republican presidential candidates, from George H.W. Bush to John McCain to Mitt Romney, emerge from an entirely different set of experiences....
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No mention of Cain, I see.
He is wrong, of course.
Santorum can beat Obama, but He and the Beltway and NY Obama loving political and media elite are loving this because their conventional wisdom is that there is no way on earth Santorum could possibly win because the all of the elites combined don't know one single person who would vote for him over Obama.
The conventional wisdom is Mittens will get the nomination.
He is the prohibitive favorite unless he self destructs after New Hampshire.
Who knows. We might end up with Santorum/Romney or Romney/Santorum.
NO romney, NOWHERE, NO TIME for NO THING.
What a condescending remark by David. The suggestion that Democratic voters are more highly educated than their white GOP counterpart is easily refuted when you take a look at the makeup of actual voting precincts for white Democrats verses white Republicans. Most Republican Whites are either self employed or work in the private sector. Most white Democrats work in the public sector and /or are represented by a union. White Independents are more like their GOP counterparts, especially after nearly 3 years of the currect administration in the White House.
David Brooks is a sorry sack of subhuman(typical Democratic Voter) excrement.
Santorum voted to raise the debt ceiling EIGHT times; voted for the bridge to nowhere; endorsed Arlen Spector and Spector was the 60th vote that gave us Obamacare...also, what about the Teapot Dome? Santorum is a good man on social and moral issues but America needs a strong fiscal conservative because it really is “the economy stupid”
You’re right; we’ll call Dems the party of people who say “axe” and “wif”.
Probably still drunk.
Dead on with your comments. Santorum lost his own state by 16 pts in his Senate re-election bid.
The Dems are praying (no pun intended) for a candidate like Santorum so they can argue over social issues instead of the economy. Santorum will take the bait, and has no record of fiscal conservatism to tout.